The Making of Love's Routine
The Young Folks: Jameson First Shot
On June 19th, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti and Willem Dafoe were in attendance at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn to celebrate the United States winner of the Jameson First Shot competition. USA winner Shirlyn Wong was in attendance for the world premiere of her short film, Love’s Routine.
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Another great read by Catherina Gioino in The Young Folks. This article has the transcript from the Q&A of the premiere of Love's Routine at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. It was an amazing and inspiring night. Hope others are encourage to try out for the competition next year.
Willem Dafoe In 'Love's Routine': Watch The Actor Moonlight In A Creepy Student Film
Shirlyn Wong really felt like she was living someone else’s life when she found herself poking Willem Dafoe’s face. And not by choice. A conversation about the musculature of dimples (Wong has a pair of distinctive ones, tiny commas set on either side of her chin) led Dafoe, the Oscar-nominated actor, to twist his famously expressive face into a frown and insist she “check out these muscles!” Wong, a film student at NYU who happened to be directing Dafoe, fretted about overstepping boundaries, but she couldn’t say no to her talented star. “He kept telling me to poke it,” she says. And? “He’s got an incredibly muscular facial structure.” Other notable Dafoe-isms, according to Wong, include a surprisingly playful sense of humor for a guy who’s played both the Devil and Nosferatu, and a tendency to always be “hopping and skipping.”
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What a great article! So truly touched. It's such a fun read and so witty. Mallika Rao (writer) and Wendy George (photographer) have a special place in my heart. I'm glad they expressed how down to earth and funny Willem Dafoe is. I should have mentioned right before we walked out on the red carpet, he offered me a potato chip from a bag he was eating out of. And just like poking his face, I couldn't say no. He's such a stellar guy!
Rao was also so mindful to plug my next film, The Mobile Stripper.
Spacey’s Trigger Street premieres U.S. winner of short-film competition sponsored by Jameson
The competish’s 2013 U.S. winner is Shirlyn Wong, an NYU graduate film student currently working on her thesis project. She described her 9-minute short, “Love’s Routine,” as a dark comedy about Barry (Dafoe) and his elderly wife, Margie (Linda Porter), that explores the nature of human love.
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What a great article about Kevin Spacey, Willem Dafoe, Dana Brunetti and the team at Trigger Street working with Jameson to send the elevator back down to young filmmakers. Having worked with such talented people has been such an amazing experience. To have my film Love's Routine mentioned in Variety is mind-blowing.
If you want to know more about the thesis film mentioned in the article click here The Mobile Stripper.
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